The Writing Life Podcast

We make a podcast for anyone who writes. Every week we talk to writers about their writing journeys and techniques, from early career debuts to self-publishers and narrative designers. We’ve featured Margaret Atwood, Jackie Kay, Sara Collins, Antti Tuomainen, Val McDermid, Sarah Perry, Elif Shafak and many more!

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Is this your first podcast?

The Writing Life Podcast is entirely free! If this is your first podcast, all you need to know is that it’s similar to listening to the radio but you get to choose when and it all happens over the internet.

It’s very easy to get started. If you have a mobile phone or tablet you can download podcast apps, which let you browse thousands of shows and subscribe to the ones you like. If you listen to music on Spotify or Apple then you already have everything you need, as they include podcasts in their libraries. All you need to is search for ‘The Writing Life Podcast’ or ‘National Centre for Writing’.

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You can browse older episodes in our archive.